The 2016 Palmer Sand Springs Criterium brought cyclists and their fans to the downtown area Sunday. The bicycle races benefit Palmer drug treatment programs designed to help women with addictions and their kids.
Cyclists race on a closed course in an event with special attractions designed to appeal to families, organizers say.
"Cyclists love Sand Springs; we want them to love us," Heidi Blackmon, cyclist and Sand Springs teacher.
Desiree White of Charley Bicycle Laboratory in Oklahoma City won one of the women's master race categories.
"This is a really nice course, and we're very fortunate about the weather," she said. "This is the kind of weather we like to have when we're doing crits."
Palmer provides substance abuse treatment services for pregnant or parents women. It can accommodate children while their moms participate in residential treatment.